The Black Tower (1985)

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Roy Marsden ...
 Adam Dalgliesh (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Maggie Hewson (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Wilfred Anstey (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Grace Willison (5 episodes, 1985)
John Franklyn-Robbins ...
 Henry Carwardine (5 episodes, 1985)
Carol Gillies ...
 Dot Moxon (5 episodes, 1985)
Richard Heffer ...
 Dr. Eric Hewson (5 episodes, 1985)
Heather James ...
 Helen Rainer (5 episodes, 1985)
Harriet Bagnall ...
 Ursula Hollis (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Julius Court (4 episodes, 1985)
Martyn Hesford ...
 Dennis Lerner (4 episodes, 1985)
Valerie Whittington ...
 Jennie Pegram (4 episodes, 1985)
Albie Woodington ...
 Albert Philby (3 episodes, 1985)
Maurice Denham ...
 Father Michael Baddeley (2 episodes, 1985)
Gillian Barge ...
 Millicent Hammitt (2 episodes, 1985)
Gawn Grainger ...
 Bob Loder (2 episodes, 1985)
Andrew Hawkins ...
 Steve Hollis (2 episodes, 1985)
David Webb ...
 Inspector Rouse (2 episodes, 1985)
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A desolate clifftop retreat is witness to a series of bizarre and inexplicable deaths...

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A polished product - delightful viewing
25 January 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This perfectly polished period piece does full justice to P D James' erudition and her beautifully honed cast of almost Dickensian characters. The dramatic scenery of Dorset provides the ideal setting for this complex and absorbing mystery. Roy Marsden portrays the detective poet, Adam Dalgliesh with his usual panache and is ably supported by fellow cast members. Those who have not read PD James' brilliant novels will not be able to guess the identity of the murderer until the last episode, despite the meticulous and perfectly timed trail of clues, interspersed with a plethora of red herrings, necessary to ensure the enjoyment of both crime buffs and novices to the genre.


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